Toyota has been producing taxis in Japan for more than 80 years. In line with this, the Japanese automaker has launched a new cab dubbed as JPN Taxi. The said vehicle will be displayed at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show alongside other Toyota concept cars such as Sora fuel cell bus, Fine-Comfort Vehicle concept, i-Ride concept, among others.
JPN Taxi intends to provide usability and comfort to a wide range of people, including children, senior citizens, wheelchair users, and visitors to Japan from abroad. Its deep indigo tone “Koiai” is said to represent Japanese hospitality. The JPN Taxi is fitted with LED headlights, a large grille, and fender-mounted side mirrors that give off a retro vibe.
The vehicle also comes with a wide-opening rear sliding door, which is designed for wheelchair users. Toyota added that the JPN Taxi features a generous head- and leg-room as well as soundproof glass to offer a quiet and comfortable ride.
In terms of safety, the JPN Taxi is loaded with 6 airbags, Toyota Safety Sense C (TSS-C) suit of systems, and collision avoidance support. This front-wheel-drive vehicle is powered by a 1.5-liter engine compatible with liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Aside from making its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota plans to use the JPN Taxi at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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